EMULGEL-NOVEL TOPICAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM–A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWAbstract
Emulgel systems are currently of attention to the pharmaceutical scientists because of their substantial potential to act as drug delivery vehicle by incorporating a broad range of drug molecules. These are either emulsion of water in oil type or oil in water, which is gelled by mixing it with a gelling agent. Incorporation of emulsion into gel makes it a dual control release system & also increases its stability. Due to lack of insoluble excipients and excess oily bases, it demonstrates better drug release as compared to other topical drug delivery system. Due to nongreasy because of the presence of gel phase which favors good patient compliance. In order to understand the potential of emulgel as delivery vehicles, this review gives an overview of the ideal properties, formation, and characterization of emulgels. The use of emulgel -based systems as drug delivery vehicles is reviewed, with particular emphasis being placed on recent developments and future directions.
Davinder Kumar, Jasbir Singh, Mamta Antil and Virender Kumar *
College of Pharmacy, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
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